Licensed Creative Arts Therapist



Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC

Beth has worked clinically as an art therapist for 44 years, in academia for 28 years and in private practice for 40 years. Beth has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of psychiatry, addictions, aging, PTSD, chronic illness, special education, developmental disabilities, and child development. Beth has served on two Boards for the NYS Office of the Professions: Mental Health Practitioners Board and Applied Behavior Analysis Board.



Northport, New York





Areas of Practice: Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Psychotherapy                 Supervision                         Mentoring                        Professional consultation      Group & Individual Therapy          

*****Taking 2 of my courses gives you 100% of NYS LCAT CE contact hours and 60% of ATCB CEC's for a year*****

Legislation is popping everywhere to change gun laws. Hand in glove with that is background checks. That brings us to mental illness. It might be the moment that every state in the US needs to look at their impoverished laws for treatment and follow up care for people with mental illness and make changes. And if those changes come via federal legislation, even better.

Secondarily, school safety is also going through Congress and State Houses of Legislation. Again, this might be the moment when helping professionals become mandated as employees in public schools.

Click on Announcements and News Events in upper left corner for a sample letter to elected representatives.       



Beth did the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Saturday, September 22 in NYC, and I need you to help me reach my fundraising goal. Support me by making a donation.to raise money and awareness for St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Research Center :



Beth is presenting at the Canadian Art Therapy Association Conference on Saturday, October 13:

Offering Context for LGBTQ Treatment Issues: Art Therapy with a Gay Man Affected by AIDS





Beth is now approved by NYS to offer courses through Skype. This is considered a live course attendance and allows for LCAT's in other regions of NYS to attend courses. Please contact for more information: ddolginko@aol.com and          631-754-2278


Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko, LCAT is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0010.

Beth is also approved to offer ATCB CEC's


Continuing Education

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Assigning Meant to Art to Optimize Patient Insight                                   

Saturday, September 29, 2018                    

10 am-4 pm           

Creative Arts Therapy & Trauma Sunday***, October 28, 2018                     

10 am-4 pm                                                ***Note that this is Sunday

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Many LCAT's work weekends, so I'd like to offer a weekday class. Please Contact me, below, to let me know your weekday availability.

Sunday Class!!

Please join my first Sunday class

Creative Arts Therapy & Trauma

Sunday, October 28, 2018                    10 am-4 pm                       

Beth is pleased to announce that she has signed a contract with Jessica Kingsley Publishers to write a book called  Art Therapy with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and anticipating a September 2019 release.                                                   


 Beth attended the Women's March in NYC on January 20, 2018 and had a wonderful day. Resist, Insist, Persist! Make a statement to Trump that hate is not okay and that we all want basic human rights. Beth remains active attending local rallies and writing and calling representatives. 

Beth participated in March for our Lives on March 24, 2018 while visiting her daughter in San Francisco, CA. 



  Be your ancestors' wildest dream!!!

Be your ancestors' wildest dream!!!


1. Picture of Health: An Artist’s Journey through Disease as Told in His Photographs Journal of Applied Arts & Health, V. 7: # 3

2. Assigning Meaning to Art to Optimize the Patient Experience in Short-term Psychiatry Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, Vol.29: #2

3. Status Report on Art Therapists in Public Schools: Employment and Legislative Realities in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, V. 35: #1 https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/TGpznZP4DFHI6GpXmuCE/full  

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Beth's presentation at the AATA 2017 conference in Albuquerque, NM, was recorded and is being offered through AATA's Institute for Continuing Education:                        Creative, neurodiverse landscapes: Art therapy for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder                                                           ***This course counts for NYS LCAT CE's and ATCB CEC's


       ***Currently featured on the New York State Office of the Professions, Mental Health Practitioners website is a short film by me and Dr. Robert I. Wolf about the Henry Street School's Art Therapy program.



All things are possible until they are proved impossible—and even the impossible may only be so as of now.
— Pearl S. Buck


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